Wednesday, April 29, 2015

We Read it Wednesday!

Wow... I Wish You More is an adorable book with endless amounts of good wishes.  Each page reads, "I wish you more _______ than ______."  One of my favorite pages reads, "I wish you more umbrella than rain."  :)  This is a sweet book that can be used in so many different ways.  One way that comes to mind right now is to have kids write a few of these sentences modeling after the book for their moms for Mothers' Day.  I am going to buy this book to have in my personal collection to read to my little girl at home as well!  :)

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

We Read it Wednesday!

This week's We Read it Wednesday is actually a book I just read to my little girl before she went to sleep.  :)  Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You by Nancy Tillman makes me tear up every single time.

Reading this book to my daughter at night is ALMOST as special to me as when she "reads" it to me.  Tonight, Emma looked up at me after each and every page.  My heart melted.  If you have not read this book, do yourself a favor and do so as soon as you can.

Thursday, April 9, 2015


We read it Wednesday!  Well, Thursday this week!  ;-)  I so LOVE The Book With No Pictures?  This book is great for visualizing!!  #perfectbookforvisualizing!!!!!  Not to mention it will make you and your students laugh hysterically!!  Check it out!!!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

We Read it Wednesday!

It is time for We Read it Wednesday!!  Are your students addicted to learning all about nature?  Are they excited to learn about weather?  Do they want to find out all the facts they can about animals?

Mine do!!  I absolutely love any nonfiction book written by Seymour Simon!  Have you read any books written by him?  Seymour Simon writes nonfiction books about many interesting topics dealing with the world around us.  Students love the photographs and information and cannot get enough!

I don't actually read the entire book in front of the class because they are rather long and have lots of information.  These are books that I read ahead of time to myself.  I then pick out different sections to read in front of my class as my minilesson before I write aloud.  I use them as reference for my own writing so my students can see how good writers read about topics and research topics they are writing about.  I also use them as mentor texts to give the students great ideas they can use in their own nonfiction writing!  Check out some of my favorites!